Tuesday, February 7, 2017

It's a Ta-Da kind of day!

Yesterday the weather was horrible....raining and miserable....not the kind of day to take pictures of your finished stitching. Today isn't much better as it's snowing....but....the light is better....so here it is....my ta-da moment....



....finished!


All washed and ironed...


 ...and ready for framing!

And here are the reasons I just HAD to stitch this design....Smokie....


...and Smirnoff...

......who's a bit shy about having her picture taken!

Here are the details of the kit, just in case anyone is interested in stitching it.

The kit is by Dimensions and is called 'Max the Cat'. It's stitched on 14 count beige aida and the finished size is 10 x 15 inches. The chart is printed as coloured symbols and is very easy to read. Each cat is stitched using whole cross stitches and the background is done in half cross stitches. My only complaint/criticism about the kit is that the two very pale colours of grey didn't have enough of a difference between them and I think the end result looks a bit too pale. The picture on the kit of the finished stitching makes the cat look a bit darker which I personally think looks better...


...so if anyone is thinking of stitching this, you might want to think about using a slightly darker shade of grey instead of the one included in the kit! 

All in all, a great design, a great kit and a great finish! :)

Until next time...happy stitching!

Rhona

23 comments:

butterfly said...

Love your cat stitching looks just like your own cat.
We had a cold dull day yesterday but today we had some lovely sunshine.

Justine said...

Wow - what a stupendous finish! Max is so like your own cats too. I love it!

Ariadne said...

This is so very beautiful!I love it!AriadnefromGreece!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

WOW--what a lovely cx stitch--I would of never gotten one like this one done--so good for you--and I love cats--but--way too much stitching!!
Give your fur balls a hug from this blogger--
enjoy the moments, di

Preeti said...

It looks wonderful !! :) You did a great job!!
I have kitty litter design from dimensions and I can understand some shades have very little difference.

Mini said...

Congrats on such a beautiful finish. The cats in the cross stitch have striking to your cats.
Thanks for a honest review of the kit.Very helpful.

Mii Stitch said...

Congrats on such a pretty finish!
Max & Smokie almost look like identical twins :)

craftingpaws said...

Your finish looks wonderful and I just love the pictures of your cats; they are adorable!

Carol said...

Oh, that is a fabulous finish--really resembles your sweet kitties, too :)

Bekah said...

Congrats on being done the cats. They are adorable!

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

Your stitchery is gorgeous, and I love that you have a cat called Smirnoff!
Jillxo

Bea said...

Max looks fantastic! And I love your inspirations.

Pull the other thread said...

Congrats on your awesome finish!!! Love it, and your grey cats are both adorable and so pretty.

Katie said...

Congrats on the finish!! It looks great!

Stitching Noni said...

I love your finish! Max is just adorable and looks like my boys!
Your babies are adorable... my Felix lies exactly the same that both of your babies are pictured! :o)

Helen Philipps said...

Beautiful finish, Rhona! And seeing your own lovely grey kitties I can see why you just had to stitch this design!
Helen xox

Astrids dragon said...

OMGoodness, so precious - stitched AND real!

Helen said...

OH WOW!!! Congratulations on your finished Max! So beautiful 😍 as are Smokie & Smirnoff (my little Pippa tends to do that when I try & take her pic too!) thanks also for the info on the kit, this is on my to find list! Have a great week, Helen

Brigitte said...

Congratulations on this lovely finish.

Heather said...

Yay congratulations he looks great!

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Congrats on an awesome finish.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Conngratulations on your Happy Dance for this lovely finish. It is hard with kits sometimes. I am sure the cover picture for the one I am stitching used different threads. I know that other people who've stitched the same kit were given different metallics.

♥ Nia said...

Fabulous!! :D Congrats on your finish sweetie!!